Well, if ya want me to, why not.
The Pokes themselves are mostly quite lacking statwise, with Flareon the exception in that it instead is lackin' movesetwise. All in all, this team is below average, even for in-game standards. ... Not that there're many good choices in XD anyways.
by thuh wey sableye sux
@ CK: ..... I never thought I would see the day that you would say Altaria is a good poke, much less the BEST poke on a said team... Lmfao sorry man, I know I bust ur chops a lot, but come on... You just gave the powderpuff street cred, remember ( CK.... -.-)? Lmao
@ Nick: though I don't know what pokes are in XD anymore, I remember one of the final battles you have to do the guy specializes in ground and rock, namely his Rhydon, it will tear this team up, make sure you have a second answer to it in case sharpedo takes a dive [/fail pun]
Never implied Altaria is good, I said it's the best he's usin'. That's how bad his team is, really. The terrible Altaria is his best Poke since Sharpedo is severely lackluster in Gen 3.
The team actually isn't doing bad. I'm hesitant to admit it, but Sableye is the weakest Pokemon on the team, due to the lack of Prankster and status moves.
Contrary to what you think, Flareon has been very useful. It's funny that you say that it has a low Special Attack, because it has the same Sp. Attack as Sharpedo, being 95. It can hit fairly hard with Body Slam and Shadow Ball despite the lack of Stab, it's OHKO'd many things with them.
Sharpedo is probably the MVP of the team. Sure, it has a -Speed nature (Why? ;_; ), but it still outruns pretty much the entire game. It can take some hits, surprisingly, likely due to the level advantage and the poor movesets of most opposing Pokemon.
Araidos is okay. It has a +Speed nature, so it does manage to outrun some stuff. Granted, Signal Beam is pretty crucial for it, as it can't attack well with any other move. I gave it Leftovers, so it can at least restore health during battle.
Roselia's main problem is that Magical Leaf has pretty blah coverage, and that's the only attacking move it has, thanks to a poor movepool. Grasswhistle has low accuracy, which is an issue. Leech Seed can let it live longer and give the equivalent of a poison status. Speaking of poison, it's poisoned things a bit with Poison Point hax, which is nice.
Sableye is the least valuable player in this team, sadly. It doesn't get Prankster, Will o wisp, anything really great. It has no weaknesses, which is nice. I still think Sableye is certainly a boss in generation V, though.
Altaria isn't the MVP, that's for sure. That honor goes to Sharpedo, Flareon being second. It's probably the third best Pokemon. It doesn't hit hard with any of its attacks, so despite what you think, Dragon Dance is useful for it. I do wish I could give it better physical moves to replace Solarbeam, but there's not many options. Iron Tail is the best available thing, so I may teach it that. Hyper Beam may be an option, despite the fact that it's Hyper Beam. I don't think Hyper Beam/Giga Impact are as useless as people say in game. At least in generation III. Shame Dragon Claw isn't available yet.
All in all, I couldn't care less about you giving this team a poor rating. It's served me better then any other XD team I've had (this is the third playthrough), so for in game standards, I think you're underestimating it. Besides, I chose the Pokemon I did because I wanted to use them, not because I think they're really strong.
Also, take a look at this article, which contains my options list.
@Storm; Roselia can OHKO that bitch.
Last edited by Neosquid; 08-26-2012 at 01:32 PM.
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